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Know Your Non-conference Opponent 2014

Our breakdown of all the information you need to know to be up to speed on every team Xavier will take on in non-conference play.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Cincinnati

The Crosstown Shootout is back to campus sites, and this year Xavier is making the trip across town to visit an overhauled UC team.

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Dunk City

Two years ago, Florida Gulf Coast stunned the basketball world by unleashing Dunk City and making it out of the first weekend of the tournament. With that coach and most of that team gone, what do they bring to Cintas?

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Auburn

Bruce Pearl makes his return to college basketball as the head coach of Auburn. After three years on the sidelines, has he assembled a squad that can slow down Xavier?

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Missouri

Missouri went from top-tier to also-ran under Frank Haith; will a new coach and a host of new players be enough to turn the program around immediately?

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: IUPUI

They can't all be Duke, but that doesn't mean they aren't all worth taking an in depth look at.

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: Alabama

Last year, Xavier traveled to Alabama to win a thriller. This year, the Crimson Tide come to Cincy to finish the home and home.

Know Your Non-conference Weekend: Wooden Legacy

Xavier will make the trek out west this Thanksgiving to play three games in four days at the Wooden Legacy. Here is a quick look at the teams they'll face when they get there.

Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: Murray St

Murray State was the national darling back in 2012. Do they have the talent to make that kind of run again?

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: SFA

Is last year's mid-major darling at the start of something special, or were they just a one-year sensation?

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Long Beach St.

Death Row is, presumably, the label that pays them

Know Your Non-conference Opponent: Northern Az.

Who are these guys, and what will they bring to Cintas?